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TAS Country : February 2nd 2012
14 Tasmanian Country Friday, February 3, 2012 The Stock Report SLAUGHTER REPORT Tasmania Week ending 27/01/2012 progressive total from 8/07/2011 Total Change LW% Change LY% Prog total Cattle 3422 -17 -3 98116 Calves 54 17 -38 35679 Sheep 3730 35 563 43798 Lambs 6621 -38 18 240766 Pigs 613 0 2 18492 Change LW% is the change from last week. Change LY% is the change from the same week last year. Information collected from registered abattoirs by the NLRS. Quoiba prices down BUYERS faced a lighter yarding of 640 lambs at the Quoiba fat lamb sale this week. Prices continued to ease on previous sales with top heavy pens selling from $120 to $129, with mediums $105 to $120 and lighter types $90 to $105. The 150 mutton penned were mainly CFA ewes and these held rates of previous sales with best heavy pens making $60 to $70, medium lots $35 to $50 and light $25 to $50. The 270 store lambs sold to recent rates with best lines making $60 to $79, while lighter lines sold from $40 to $55. In the pig section, 30 porkers sold to a top of $250, lighter types went for $140 to $190. Best pork, $200 to $250; secondary, $160 to $190. Feature sales: LAMBS: PD & AR Lang- maid $129, Brookfield P/L $128,KF&J&CFTomb- leson $128, AN & W John- son $128, PP & KF Day $128, JT Hawley $127. MUTTON: Thomas Bros $70, PD & AR Lang- maid $67, RS & C Medwin $62, AJ & MA Anderson $59. KILLAFADDY DRESSED WEIGHT PRICES This week Last week Last month Last year Vealers 375 363 382 382 Yearlings 355 348 375 370 Bullocks 310 315 344 340 Cows 282 270 299 280 Lambs 472 455 527 527 Prices are in c/kg dressed weight for fat score 3 livestock Restockers kept busy RICHARD BAILEY THERE was a smaller total yarding of 160 trade and export cattle at Killafaddy on Tuesday with most of the drop being in trade numbers. There was an excellent line-up of vealers and the best sold very well but some of the rest met mixed support with restockers strong on suitable cattle. Most trade cattle aver- ages were 5c to 8c/kg dearer with vealers mak- ing 197c to 239c/kg with restockers and feeders pay- ing 195c to 226c/kg, or $683 to $888 a head for suitable types. Most yearling heifers made 180c to 202c/kg and restockers bought most of the yearling steers for 192c to 201c/kg, or $768 to $941 a head. There were 33 grown steers and bullocks and most were in the 500kg to 600kg range and sold to a similar market, making 162c to 196c/kg (averaging 177c/kg). The quality of heavy bullocks was mixed and they sold for 155c to 175c/kg, liveweight. There were 28 cows yarded and heavy cows sold for 125c to 138c/kg (average 134.5c/kg) and re- stockers bought the rest for 127c to 134c/kg, or $588 to $691/head. There was an extremely small penning of 320 prime lambs which is astonish- ing for this time of the year. There were only a cou- ple of pens of heavy lambs and they made $120 to $129 a head, with most trade lambs making $100 to $120 a head. Some light trade lambs made $95 to $105 a head. Vealers shine but cattle prices ease THERE was a slightly heavier yarding of 210 cat- tle at Quoiba on Wednesday, with sellers finding mixed results. Jap bullock numbers were down, although quotes remained fairly stable, realising from 174c/kg to a top of 195c/kg for the lighter types. Trade cattle sold to an easier demand for all clas- ses.Vealers once again top- ped the day with steers topping at 220c/kg while the heifer portion saw a top of 216c/kg. Restockers kept a reasonable floor in the steer yarding. Cows and processing cat- tle also met slightly easier rates; best beef cows sold to 140c/kg, while dairy cows topped at 130c/kg. Feature sales: BULLOCKS: TW, MH & PJ McDermott, 195c/kg- $1076; PA & RM Loane, 190c/kg-$1105; DL & AL Ro- gers, 187c/kg-$1103. HEAVY TRADE STEERS: Flower Gallery, 196c/kg-$1038; RA Sutton, 194c/kg-$904; Warringa Pas- toral, 193c/kg-$937. TRADE STEERS: DR Lockwood, 215c/kg-$924; BN Saunders, 211c/kg-$911. STEER VEALERS: FH Atkins, 220c/kg-$932; Berry & Maxfield, 220c/kg-$792; DG & DJ Martin, 215c/kg-$847. HEAVY HEIFERS: SJ & S Shadbolt, 211c/kg-$1025; PA & RM Loane, 211c/kg-$1025; MR Ellis Holdings, 199c/kg- $963 TRADE HEIFERS: MR Ellis Holdings, 200c/kg-$836; TJ & SM Maine, 200c/kg- $832; RA Sutton, 191c/kg- $764. HEIFER VEALERS: SJP McCulloch, 216c/kg-$781; Berry & Maxfield, 214c/kg- $757; DG & DJ Martin, 214c/kg-$821. COWS: LC Ferguson, 140c/kg-$963; GC Walker, 140c/kg-$912; KF Saltmarsh, 140c/kg-$974. BULLS: Joel Sharman, 131c/kg-$924; DG & DJ Mar- tin, 130c/kg-$1297; GC Wal- ker, 130c/kg-$1053. KILLAFADDY MARKET REPORT Weekly Cattle report for Killafaddy sale (31/01/12) Fat C\kg Live wgt price C\kg carcase wgt price $\head price Liveweight Muscle Min Max Av Pr Chng Min Max Av Min Max Av STEER VEALERS 330+kg C3 199.0 239.0 217.0 9 345 409 377 716 1031 904 HEIFER VEALERS 330+kg C3 197.0 230.0 212.6 2 352 397 376 745 859 784 YEARLING STEERS 400+kgRS C3 195.0 201.0 198.4 N.C 843 921 879 Y'RLING HEIFER 400+kg C3 180.0 195.0 187.1 5 346 368 355 759 888 815 BULLOCKS 500-600 kg C3 162.0 196.0 176.6 1 306 350 325 911 1058 997 600-750 kg C4 155.0 175.0 164.4 -6 282 318 298 1023 1227 1144 COWS 520+ kg D3 125.0 138.0 134.5 -2 272 296 282 719 813 795 Weekly Sheep report for Killafaddy sale (31/01/12) Fat $ per head Carcase wgt price (c\kg) Skin price Dress weight score Range Ave Change Range Ave Change Range LAMB 18-20 kg 3 100.00-110.00 106.80 9.00 476-515 504 49 12.00-13.00 20-22 kg 3 106.00-120.00 112.00 3.00 448-493 472 19 12.00-14.00 22-24 kg 4 120.00-129.00 123.90 N/Q 450-483 465 N/Q 14.00-14.00 IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS Prompt payment always at Greenham. 6452 2701 www.greenham.com.au RGM/GRT35637 Russian market eligibility To meet Russian market access requirements SAFEMEAT are implementing a 90 day Provisional Russian Export Slaughter Interval (ESI) for products and feed containing oxytetracycline or chlortetracycline -- effective 1 January 2012. Producers must now declare the status of their livestock against this ESI by correctly completing the NVD. Producers who do not use products or feed containing oxytetracycline or chlortetracycline or comply with the 90 day ESI must write the words Russian Eligible on the NVD under Question 9 and on question 11of the Greenham NVD for cattle. Where Russian Eligible is written on the NVD it means that the livestock have not been injected with or ingested feed products containing oxytetracycline and chlortetracycline in the last 90 days. Detection of oxytetracycline or chlortetracycline residues in meat or offal in Russia will result in the meat processor, and potentially Australia, being banned from that market. Russia is Australia s fourth most important market. For the latest updates go to www.safemeat.com.au If you do not have access to the internet please contact Greenham Tasmania and we will fax or post this information to you.
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